Archive

  • Mass policy surrenders remain a blight on Europe's life insurers

    20 June 2023

    But reinsurers are stepping in to help manage lapse risk, and the EU's insurance chief is sanguine about the threat, as Christopher Cundy and Joshua Geer report

  • Insurers' TCFD reporting: differences, similarities and highlights

    08 June 2023

    Now that many insurers have released their Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosure reporting for the year, Joshua Geer compares the results and picks out highlights across the four pillars of the framework

  • Insurance risk recruitment trends: salaries rise for sustainability experts

    13 April 2023

    Risk and actuarial recruitment in the UK insurance sector boomed in 2022 and people with expertise in ESG, asset management and coding remain in high demand. Ronan McCaughey reports

  • Shoring up Bermuda's life rulebook

    28 March 2023

    John Hele, Resolution Life's COO and vice-chair of Biltir, talks to Sarfraz Thind about the possible impacts from Bermuda's regulatory reform agenda and the increasing oversight of PE-backed and large international insurers

  • Insurers caught up in the Swiss roil

    21 March 2023

    The fall of Credit Suisse, hot on the heels of SVB and Signature Bank, has sent insurers scrambling to assess the risks to their portfolios. While the hit seems manageable, Sarfraz Thind asks if there could be worse to come

  • The next steps in climate stress and scenario analysis

    06 March 2023

    EY's senior manager and UK insurance climate risk leader Diego Jimenez-Huerta discusses how insurers are set to develop their climate change analysis in 2023, in this Q&A with Christopher Cundy

  • Gilts crash: a boon out of a crisis for insurers

    18 October 2022

    Another day, another UK financial market crash. But while it has gone wrong for British politics and pension funds, the current crisis may actually benefit insurers in the long run. Ronan McCaughey and Sarfraz Thind report

  • Ripples of interest rate risk hit UK annuity writers

    07 October 2022

    Equity-release mortgages have been a popular asset class for annuity writers, but soaring interest rates, fears of a property crash and regulatory uncertainty are creating questions for the market, as Christopher Cundy reports

  • Plenty of runway left for life consolidation in Europe

    04 October 2022

    The business of consolidating life insurance portfolios is looking healthy, according to participants, as inflation provides a catalyst and supervisors become more familiar with transactions. Joshua Geer reports

  • The UK gilts crisis: a worry, not a disaster, for insurers

    30 September 2022

    Plunging sterling and soaring gilt yields are buffeting insurers, but longer-term impacts of the government's disastrous "mini budget" are the real concerns, as Sarfraz Thind reports